Medicine and Health Unit

Medicine and Health

In an aging society characterized by a significantly low birth rate, it is essential to develop strategies that not only implement individual medical and health research findings at the societal level but also consider the broader social transformation facilitated by digital transformation (DX). These strategies are crucial for creating a safe and healthy community, addressing various challenges such as declining birth rates, extended healthy life expectancy, improved labor productivity, and effective management of future infectious diseases.

The university’s DX strategy will play a pivotal role in driving initiatives aimed at commercialization and social implementation. These initiatives encompass various aspects, such as the exploration and transfer of promising medical research and the implementation of top-notch clinical studies and trials. Our primary focus areas revolve around disease prediction and early detection, maintaining physical functionality, telemedicine, precision medicine, and innovative treatment approaches.

We will also actively promote the integration of research findings into society by fostering close collaboration with Fukuoka City. This city has been designated as a National Strategic Special Zone, with a focus on attracting global business startups and fostering job creation. By leveraging this partnership, we aim to ensure that our research findings have a tangible impact on society and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.

Road Map

Member and Group

Unit Leader
Koichi Akashi
  • Senior Vice President
  • Professor, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Unit Sub Leaders
Shuji Shimizu
  • Vice President
  • Research Professor, Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies
Yoshikazu Yonemitsu
  • Executive Assistant to the President
  • Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Junko Ayuzawa
  • Research Associate Professor, Center for Clinical and Translational Research(CCTR), Kyushu University Hospital